9 shots fired at Chinese Consulate during protest
The incident occurred after an altercation between a group of protesters outside the building and security officials.
Authorities said the gunman appeared to be firing shots at a security guard. He missed, but the building on Shatto Place was hit several times.
A man, identified only as being in his 50s, gave himself up to authorities, police said. There were no reports of injury in the shooting, which took place about 2:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Shatto Place.
LAPD officials said a group of protesters had gathered outside the consulate when one man in the group got into a verbal dispute with a security guard, who allegedly had taken a sign from the man and tossed it in the trash.
The protester got into a vehicle and fired several shots in the direction of the security guard, police said.
Police said a weapon has been recovered.
-- Andrew Blankstein